ViaSat Eclypt Approved for Use by Government of Canada and Granted NMSO Status

Ultra-secure family of encrypted hard drives is approved for use to secure classified data up to Secret and Top Secret

Oct 26, 2011, 06:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received approval from the Canadian Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) for use of its Eclypt® series of encrypted hard disk drives (HDD) to secure Government of Canada (GC) information up to and including Top Secret, as well as Canadian Eyes Only information. Canadian government organizations, already using Flagstone encryption products, can now use Eclypt HDD series to safeguard information at rest up to and including Top Secret knowing that they provide secure encryption.


The Canadian government has also granted a National Master Standing Order (NMSO) for both the Eclypt HDD series and the ViaSat AltaSec® KG-250 network encryptor. The NMSO enables organizations to easily buy the Eclypt and KG-250 products they need to ensure data security.

"This Approval for Use and NMSO are fantastic developments for ViaSat," said Chris McIntosh, CEO of ViaSat UK. "Canada is a vital market for us. Our Flagstone family of hardware encryption is already in use by the GC, protecting information up to and including Secret level and we fully expect these products to join our Flagstone series as approved components of Canadian data security strategies."

Eclypt approvals include CSEC, NATO SECAN, GCSB, UK government CAPS, and U.S. government FIPS. Eclypt drives are available in internal, external, and USB memory stick formats, as well as a solid state option for improved performance and portability, and offer a remote management system called Orion. Eclypt hard drives provide high-security protection of data at rest for any laptop, desktop or tablet computer.

For more information on Eclypt products, contact Alan Back, +44 (0) 1929 55 44 00 or email

About ViaSat
ViaSat UK is the former Stonewood Group Limited, which ViaSat purchased in June 2010. The division provides cyber security and information assurance products for government and corporate applications worldwide. Learn more at

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and remote network access to fixed sites or on-the-move. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and offers high-speed Ka-band satellite broadband services under the WildBlue brand. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Eclypt is a registered trademark of ViaSat UK Limited.
AltaSec is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.